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Lava Gull

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Leucophaeus fuliginosus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Laridae Family
 53cm. (Wingspan cm) Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands & beeches, tidepools, coastal lagoons. Open ocean, Range follow link Habitat
2 eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Fish, crustaceans, carrion, young marine iguanas, birds eggs & chicks. Food  
Only 400 pair left on Galapagos  Habits
3230  - TSN: 176852 - Sub-species World Number
Vulnerable Status

Lava Gull Eric DeFonso Camino a Bahia Tortuga, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Ecuador XC105773 call . 

AKA:- Czech: Racek lávový
Danish: Lavamåge
German: Lavamöwe
English: Dusky Gull, Lava Gull
Spanish: Gaviota Fuliginosa
Estonian: laavakajakas
Finnish: Laavalokki
French: Goéland obscur, Mouette obscure
Italian: Gabbiano della lava, Gabbiano fuligginoso
Japanese: iwakamome
Japanese: イワカモメ
Latin: Larus fulginosus, Larus fuliginosus, Leucophaeus fuliginosus
Dutch: Lavameeuw, Lava-meeuw
Norwegian: Lavamåke
Polish: mewa galapagoska
Russian: Тёмная чайка
Slovak: cajka lávová, čajka lávová
Swedish: Lavatrut
Chinese: 岩鸥


Endemic to Offshore Islands off Ecuador:- Galapagos:-

Bainbridge Rocks

Baltra Island

Bartolome Island


Corona del Diablo

Cuatro Hermanos

Daphne Major

Darwin Island

Española Island

Fernandina Island

Floreana Island


Genovesa Island

Isabela Island

Marchena Island

North Seymour Island

Pinta Island

Pitt Islet

Plaza Sur

Rábida Island

Redonda Rock

Santa Cruz Island

Santa Fe Island

Santiago Island


Wolf Island


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